The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew -- from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History... The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe -- short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
Episode 218: The Human Calculator is on a Mission
The Human Calculator, Scott Flansburg stops by to demonstrate his Guinness world-record abilities, introduce Mike to a better calendar, and explain why he is determined to uncover the real story of how basketball was invented.
Sep 21
1 hr 14 min
Episode 217: OCCASIONALLY – A Chat with Gary Sinise on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Mike sits down with his “professional big brother,” to discuss the relevance of 9/11, twenty years after the attack on America.
Sep 11
1 hr 16 min
Episode 216: Off the Wall – A Message to Garcia, and Tim Johnson
Mike responds to criticism from some guy named Tim Johnson, and celebrates the anniversary of mikeroweWORKS by reading the most popular essay of all time. Then, a spirited conversation with Chuck, the nervous producer.
Sep 6
1 hr 14 min
Episode 215: Han Shot First
Mike recalls the circumstances of a young man’s first flight in a plane with an open cockpit, the mother who allowed it to happen, and the consequences that followed. With a little help from George Lucas, Jon Stewart, a mechanical shark, and a conversation with a pilot named Bill Whittle.
Aug 31
1 hr 30 min
Episode 214: There's a Fine Line Between a Hero and an Asshole
Mike responds to America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in the only way he can - with the true story of a genuine hero, followed by a conversation with Travis Mills - a man who lost his arms and legs in Afghanistan, and lived to tell the tale.
Aug 24
1 hr 14 min
Episode 213: “It’s Not What You’d Call a Page Turner”
Mike reads the final and most disgusting chapter from his book, and then welcomes his mom back to the podcast, who takes the opportunity to once again steal the show and upstage her son at every opportunity.
Aug 17
1 hr 30 min
Episode 212: It's Better than Good. It's Done!
A high speed chase, followed by a low speed chase, followed by a candid conversation with the executive producer who first allowed Mike to artificially inseminate a cow on local television.
Aug 10
1 hr 4 min
Episode 211: "Can You Tell Me About the Testicles?"
Mike welcomes Tim Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Work Week and many other best-selling books, not only to discuss the excellent advice for which Tim Ferriss has become famous, but rather to unpack the question he posed to Mike in 2008. The question that led to one of the most uncomfortable TED Talks of all time, and a speaking career Mike didn’t know he wanted.
Aug 3
1 hr 25 min
Episode 210: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!
Mike takes a deep dive into the nature of authenticity, with help from Sean McCourt – former Broadway actor, After the Catch producer, and TWIHI contributor. Sean also happens to be the father of Charlotte, the 11 year-old Girl Scout made famous by her blisteringly honest critique of the cookies she was trying to sell to her Daddy’s wealthy friend. A critique that unleashed a media blitz for which Mike accepts most of the blame. It's a rumination of action, inaction, and the squishy middle in between.
Jul 27
1 hr 29 min
Episode 209: Oops, I Did It Again
The true story of the most consequential pig in the history of Silicon Valley, or for that matter, the world. Followed by the true story of the most consequential pig in Mike’s career – the one he put on a pedestal fifteen years ago, that went on to become the unofficial mascot of Dirty Jobs. Then, a most unusual redux, as Tom Frank returns to set the record straight, and explain in no uncertain terms why a brown garbage bag is a poor substitute for a leather vest.
Jul 20
1 hr 19 min
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